Open call for artists: Nectiny Chapel's Transformation

Open call for artists: Artist Residency in the Nectiny Chapel (Czech Republic)

Pilsen 2015 - European City Of Culture


The Nectiny Chapel

Tereza Svaskova
Phone: +420606071162

Pilsen 2015 - European City Of Culture
Pražská 19
Pilsen 301 00
Czech Republic


Date of residency:
5th to 22th of September, 2013

The topic:
Nečtiny Chapel's Transformation

Deadline for sending applications:
14th July, 2013

Number of participants: 3


Pilsen 2015 invites artists from all corners of the world and from every field of art to apply for the artistic residency which will take place from 5th to 22nd of September 2013 in the town of Nectiny (approximately 40 km from Pilsen, Czech Republic).

Applications including a portfolio and cover letter (in Czech or English) should be sent no later than July 14th, 2013 to: Tereza Svášková,

Three residents will be chosen by a specialist jury by July 22nd, 2013.

Goal and topic of residence:
To follow on from previous activities at the Chapel, to create a site-specific project with the theme of Nečtiny Chapel's Transformation.

The residency will culminate in a public presentation of the project (in cooperation with the Pilsen 2015 organisation) and will include a workshop involving local citizens (a presentation of artistic techniques, a studio for children, etc.)

The organiser of the residency will provide:
- transport

- accommodation, board
- material and technical equipment required for the residency
- an honorarium (300 € per resident)

Accommodation for residents:
Residents will be accommodated close to the chapel in a former hospital building.

Technical conditions of residency:
The Nečtiny Chapel functions as a non-heated rehearsal space with basic equipment (dance floors, lighting, etc.). Other material and technical equipment needed for implementing residencies will be provided by the Pilsen 2015 organisation as per mutual agreement.

The intent of this three-week artist residency is the creation of a site-specific project that will be a follow-up to the artistic residency entitled 'Nečtiny Chapel's Awakening' in September 2012. Thanks to the residency, the chapel has seen a rebirth, and with it symbolically began its new life cycle. This year's topic is the 'NEČTINY CHAPEL´S TRANSFORMATION', referring to the transformation of the concept of using the chapel's spaces and also to a transformation connected to the life of the individual. The artists' goal will be to capture this transformation (or transformations) in their work. The project is a part of the international artist residency programme organised under the European Capital of Culture 2015 project.